My work reduces forms to their essential selves, creating a space for contemplation and appreciation. I take wood - purchased from home supply centers or lumberyards - and organize it into a form. Then, by process of negation I effectively remove material until I have less than when I started. The effect may be achieved by drilling holes or painting the wood with white house paint in order to blend in with the surroundings. What begins as a rough, yet promising, piece of wood becomes something more by being something less. By altering the context of the material however slightly, I am able to draw attention to its inherent beauty. In effect, my gesture only serves to bring forward that which is already there.